Thursday, November 29, 2012
Christmas with Madra Lord
Madra Lord was born Mabel Lorkovic in Milwaukee Wisconsin. As long as she could remember she wanted to be a movie star. Determined to make her dream come true, she saved her hard earned money and moved to California. Somewhere between Wisconsin and Hollywood, Madra Lord was born. Madra is an anagram for "drama" and is the Celtic word for "fox"; two words that certainly describe Miss Lord. Her film career began in the silents as an extra. With the rise of talkies and eventually color, Madra's husky voice and fiery beauty made her a star. Throughout the years, Madra Lord reigned as the Queen of Hollywood.....well, at least until a talented newcomer burst upon the scene. But, that's another story.
To celebrate the beauty and style of the Queen of Monolithic Studios, join me each Saturday, December 1 - 22 for Christmas with Madra Lord. Each week, a different decade, beginning with the 1920's and ending with the 1950's.
Biographical source: Gene, 3rd Edition by Carolyn B. Cook, published by Hobby House Press, Inc.
Illustrations by Donna Mehalko.